Dear Maidstone Borough Council,

I am requesting a copy of the Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) between yourselves and the proposer(s) for the "garden settlement" proposal at LAND NORTH OF MARDEN, MAIDSTONE ROAD, KENT which has been entered into earlier this year.

In addition, I am also requesting any copies of correspondence & minutes between MBC and the proposers in regards to this Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) between 1st January 2018 and now.

I would point out that I am making this request under the EIR as it involves land development and believe that the presumption in favour of disclosure would apply. I would also point out politely that government's "Planning Guidance" notes para. 023 state that "The parties are encouraged to make the existence and content of a planning performance agreement publicly available, so that the agreed process and timescale are transparent."

Yours faithfully,

David Windham

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear David Windham
Ref: EIR 8039
Thank you for your request for environmental information. We will have a
response ready for you within 20 working days of the date you made your
After considering your request, we may decide to refuse to supply the
information under a number of exemptions that exist in legislation. For
details of these exemptions, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.
Yours sincerely
FOI Team
Policy and Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ
t 01622 602640 w [2]

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Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Date: 12/06/2019

Ref:   EIR 8039


Dear David Windham




You wrote to us requesting information on a Planning Performance Agreement
(PPA) between the Council and the proposer(s) for the "garden settlement"
proposal at Land North of Marden.


I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that the information you requested
is not held by this Council. This is because the Council has not entered
into a PPA with regard to a proposed garden settlement on Land North of
Marden. As such, there is no copy of a PPA or associated correspondence to


If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, please respond to
this email and I will pass it on to Mid Kent Legal Services to conduct a
review. Please ensure you outline your reasons for requesting a review.


If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.


Yours sincerely


FOI Team

Policy and Information

Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ

t []01622 602640 w [1]

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